Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe owns and operates the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in Hogansburg, New York. Photo from Facebook

With a non-Indian commercial facility coming to the region in early 2017, The Plattsburgh Press-Republican visits the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Resort and credits the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe with a well-run operation:
Will casinos help New York, or, added to lotteries, horse racing and a number of existing gambling sites in places such as Saratoga's harness track, is the field already too crowded, as critics contend?

We'll find out, apparently.

Meanwhile, a trip to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is something of an eye-opener. It's within an hour's drive from Plattsburgh and is frequented by many North Country residents.

It is run in a very professional manner and has all of the games that would be expected at a casino, including many slot machines. A bingo room is also part of the establishment.

All employees — clerks, dealers, waitstaff — are friendly, courteous and attentive, making it very easy to find out what a customer would want to know or to get service needed.

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Editorial: Akwesasne Casino a well-run operation (The Plattsburgh Press-Republican 5/5)

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